Queen Charlotte Strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 25 February 2017

Today Tonight and Sunday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind light increasing to southeast 10 to 15 knots this afternoon and to southeast 15 to 25 this evening. Wind diminishing to easterly 5 to 15 overnight except northeasterly outflow 25 to 35 near the mainland inlets. Wind becoming light Sunday afternoon then becoming northwest 10 to 15 Sunday evening.

A few showers and chance of flurries beginning early this afternoon and ending overnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 25 February 2017
Monday Wind light becoming northwest 10 to 15 knots in the morning.
Tuesday Wind light increasing to southeast 25 to 35 knots.
Wednesday Wind southerly 10 to 20 knots.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Queen Charlotte Strait

Issued 04:00 AM PST 25 February 2017

'Gale' force winds of 34 to 47 knots are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. Watch for updated statements. Please refer to the latest marine forecasts for further details and continue to monitor the situation through Canadian Coast Guard radio or Weatheradio stations.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM PST 25 February 2017 Today Tonight and Sunday At 4:00 a.m. PST today quasi-stationary high 1044 mb located at
50N 155W.

At 4:00 a.m. PST today deepening low 1018 mb located off the
Alaska panhandle.
By 7:00 a.m. PST Sunday departing low 1002 mb located off the
Washington Coast.

At 10:00 p.m. PST tonight building ridge located over northern
BC interior.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:58 AM PST 25 February 2017 A 1045 millibar high will remain well outside the offshore waters. A
low pressure centre will develop near the Alaska Panhandle this
morning. The low will deepen as it moves southeastward along the
coast today, deepening to about 1008 millibars as it reaches Cape
Scott evening and to 1002 millibars by Sunday morning as it moves
southward off the Washington coast.

Widespread northerly gales will develop over most northern waters
this morning and will spread to the waters off the west coast of
Vancouver Island tonight. In addition, strong to gale force
Northeast outflow winds will develop through the Northern Mainland
inlets tonight.

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